The border casino

From Thairath, March 31, 2017
Veera says: Protect Thai soil for our younger generation?
Paper held by Veera: Investigate on whose casino the land is
On his shirt: Veera
On the sign at left: Overlapping area Thailand-Cambodia
On the sign above the border gate: Mysterious casino
Phi Nooring: Will it be like Preah Vihear case
Mouse: Be careful to not lose the land

[Refers to anti-corruption activist Veera Somkwamkid. He was blocked by local people from his plan to go to a Buri Ram border checkpoint to check whether a casino sits on Thai or Cambodian soil. It was thought that influential local kingpins organized the blockade as Veera and his publicity were impacting their casino deal. This casino is located near the overlapping area between Thailand and Cambodia. Recently, Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan confirmed the casino is not in Thailand.
Veera is a rabblerouser who was once arrested for illegal entry to Cambodia’s soil when he was visiting the border during the Preah Vihear controversy.
The tone of this cartoon is not clear, but the cartoonist supports Thaksin and the Red Shirts which would make him skeptical of the activities of a Yellow Shirt like Veera. Thus the cartoon is likely meant to question whether Veera’s actions protect the country or cause conflict between Thailand and its neighbors.]

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